Russian child’s rights ombudsman favors abolishing limitation period for pedophile crimes
MOSCOW, October 19 (RAPSI) - Anna Kuznetsova, Russia's children's rights commissioner, has backed a proposal to abolish the statute of limitations for sexual crimes against minors, according to the ombudsman’s press office.
The initiative was announced on Thursday by the State Duma Deputy Speaker Irina Yarovaya.
Many crimes committed years ago are being revealed just now, but it is impossible to punish criminals, Kuznetsova said.
The percent of sexual crimes against children has increased, according to Kuznetsova. Currently, over 12,000 crimes are revealed compared to 8,000 in 2012, she noted.
The ombudsman also offered to draft measures aimed at restriction of possible communication between child molesters and minors on the Internet.
Earlier, Kuznetsova spoke in favor of establishment of the so-called registry of pedophiles. This list is to include information on all citizens responsible for committing crimes against children’s sexual inviolability. The criminals are to be put under administrative supervision for the rest of their lives. The proposal was supported by Russia’s Interior Ministry.